The Real Insurance Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their side to take on the St George Illawarra Dragons in round 18 of the NRL Telstra Premiership this Sunday, 9 July at 3pm at OKI Jubilee Stadium.
David Fa?alogo will return to the Rabbitohs? line up this Sunday in the second row. Paul Mellor returns to the side on the wing, with Manase Manuokafoa also making his comeback to the first grade squad, named on the Rabbitohs? bench for this Sunday?s clash.
Rabbitohs? Shannon Hegarty (shoulder arthroscope ? 4-6 weeks), Luke Stuart (ruptured ACL in knee - season), Luke MacDougall (groin strain ? 1-2 weeks), Shane Walker (groin strain ? 1-2 weeks), Shannan McPherson (groin strain ? 1-2 weeks), and Jaiman Lowe (bruised sternum ? 1-2 weeks) were not considered for selection due to injury. Adam MacDougall was not considered due to suspension (1 week).
The Premier League match will kick off at 1pm with the Jersey Flegg game between St George Illawarra and South Sydney Juniors commencing at 11:20am. The referee for the first grade fixture is Jason Robinson.
The Rabbitohs NRL side is:
1. David Peachey 2. Nathan Merritt 3. Todd Polglase 4. Yileen Gordon 5. Paul Mellor 6. Beau Champion 7. Ben Walker 8. Peter Cusack ? 9. Stuart Webb 10. Scott Geddes 11. David Fa?alogo 12. Joe Galuvao 13. John Sutton
14. Mark Minichiello 15. Manase Manuokafoa 16. Shane Rigon 17. Kane Cleal
Coach ? Shaun McRae
The Rabbitohs Premier League side is:
1. Joven Clarke 2. Troy Boston 3. Fetuli Talanoa 4. Germaine Paulson 5. Balin Cupples 6. Ben Rogers 7. Joe Williams 8. Joe Falemaka 9. Trent Young ? 10. Dale Newton 11. Michael Greenfield 12. Ricardo Young 13. Joe Lichaa
Coach ? Scott Murray